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Bullying video results in 1 year probation for teen

02/13/2015 10:47 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT
A Summerside student has been sentenced to a year on probation for starting a fight that was viewed by millions on social media.

The 15-year-old male pleaded guilty to one count of assault Thursday in provincial youth court in Summerside.

Court heard the incident, which took place last November outside Three Oaks Senior High School, was witnessed by a crowd of onlookers.

One of them videotaped the assault and posted it online.

Police say it was viewed more than two million times.

Court heard the tape shows the victim being punched repeatedly by the offender.

In addition to one year's probation, the youth must perform 25 hours of community work.

Because of his age, the boy cannot be named.

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